On the second episode of our new season of the Melodies and Menus podcast, co-hosts Dan Clapson and Madison Olds talk with acclaimed East Coast musician Kellie Loder and Survivor's first-ever Canadian winner Erika Casupanan.
With the Survivor Season 42 finale airing this week, Erika weighs in on how she's enjoyed this season and why it's great that the production has begun having more Canadians compete. Looking back on her experience filming Season 41, she opens up about going without quality food and music for nearly a month and how it made her appreciate all of the delicious foods that Toronto has to offer upon her return to the real world post-filming.
Next, Madison and Dan chat with Kellie Loder. The award-winning musician has long been celebrated on the East Coast, but recently stepped into the national limelight with their runner-up finish on the Canada's Got Talent finale. Kellie dishes on everything from why they opted to audition for the televised talent competition series to the freedom they have discovered since coming out as non-binary and trans earlier this year.
Kellie also gives the co-hosts a little crash course in Newfoundland delicacies and why preparing the famed Jigg's Dinner is no easy feat!